Free downloadable e-cookbooks will help you get dinner on the table

Doreen Christensen How’d that first day back at school go? If you’re like me, you had a bit o’ trouble getting dinner on the table at a reasonable hour. Now that those lazy summer days are over, you might be looking for a few fast shortcuts to make week-night dinners come together in a snap. […]

City commissioners table tax proposals

Russell Anglin By Russell Anglin Quay County Sun Robert Lumpkin’s message to Tucumcari residents on Thursday included a number of talking points, but one underlying theme. “The City of Tucumcari is now in need to cut spending, cut services, or increase revenue,” Lumpkin said. The Tucumcari City Commission tabled two tax ordinances at their regular […]

Ladies auxillary hosting sale

Ladies auxillary hosting saleThe VFW ladies auxillary is hosting an indoor sale Saturday at VFW post 2528, 105 E. Main Street, beginning at 8 a.m. The cost for a display table to sell arts and crafts items is $5. To reserve a table, call 575-403-7344 or 806-670-6490. — Staff reports

Civility: Manners do matter at the dinner table

As many of you are aware, I spend a lot of time over coffee or iced tea at Del’s and Kix on 66. You also know I have been a “people watcher” forever and have learned much although I’d rather not see a lot of what can be seen today. At one time, people were […]

Bootlegging out of town news

By Lynn Moncus Throughout our lives, we just naturally form all sorts of habits and often have much trouble breaking those that have become a major part of our lives, such as reading a daily newspaper each morning. Little did we realize that was a privilege and that privilege could be removed without enough notice […]

Thankful to be counted at the table

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Thanksgiving dinner is when families gather? Right? Wrong. Not just families. Thanksgiving is often an open house. Hospitable families add to their family Thanksgiving by bringing in “others,” people who would otherwise spend Thanksgiving alone. Like people without families – or people just beginning families. The widowed gen tleman from […]

If you can read this you made it through Friday 13th

By Ryn Garglinski: Freedom Newspapers Anyone who can read this should consider themselves lucky — they survived yet another Friday the 13th. Not that I’m superstitious, knock wood, but certain things, like a full moon or the stray black cat that’s been circling my yard, just make me a little wary. This certainly applies for […]

Treasure hunting

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Live parakeets and Rattler-hued gold and purple scarves were just a couple of the items that dappled Tucumcari’s first Route 66 flea market on Saturday. The convention center parking lot was also strewn with a handful of vendors and dozens of treasure hunters for the all-day event. As with most flea […]

Campaign calls family to dinner

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By Ryn Gargulinski@link.freedom.com The Evans family is an anomaly. Not because of their location — they live between San Jon and Logan — but because they said they regularly sit down and eat together. This puts them in the minority of only one-third of families across the nation who dine as a unit on a […]

Pinatas help make reading fun

TV Hagenah Throughout the last week children involved with the Tucumcari Public Library Readiscover New Mexico summer-reading program have been rediscovering a traditional Mexican and New Mexican activity – building and enjoying Pinatas. “It’s gone over really well said Dainetta Kroeker of the Tucumcari Library staff. Children, many with a parent or two would come […]